Sweet Stuff

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8″x10″ oil painting on cavas
by Cheryl Peddie

This was a demo painting I did for my art students last night at Atlantis Framing. Peppers are such fun to paint because of their bright colors. I guess that holds true for all fruit and vegetables. There are few other places in nature where we can find such bright, vivid color. They also make great ‘models’ for painting – they never complain or fuss about their likenesses.

Come join us at art class! Our next series runs Thursday nights from 6-9 pm; June 6-27. $125 plus GST (MC & Visa welcomed). We enjoy creating all kinds of art – landscape, still life, interiors, floral and even streetscapes. Specially set up for beginning and intermediate students, with lots of one-on-one, patient and encouraging instruction. (I even bring cookies!) Located at Atlantis Fine Framing Studios – 4515 Manhattan Rd. SE. Just north and east of Chinook Centre. To register, please call me at 403-201-6532 or Atlantis Fine Framing Studios at 403-258-0075.

Here’s a few pictures of some of my students enjoying creating art!

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Happy painting, and thanks for reading. Cheryl.

Feb & March Workshop Dates are Set

I’m excited to announce two more painting workshops set for this winter & spring. I’d love for you to join me:

RedUmbrellas-webTues, Feb 26 – 6-9pm: Streetscapes
Most folks love streetscapes. But many are apprehensive to try painting them because of all that detail! We’ll explore ways to simplify them and still create pleasing compositions. Hint: It doesn’t always involve those teensy tinsy brushes!

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Wed, Mar 20 – 6-9pm: Unfussy Florals & Foliage
Just in time for the first day of spring! Florals and foliage can easily become stiff, and lose their sense of natural liveliness. We’ll work on ways to depict the delicate freshness of the blooms, while balancing it with their fullness and volume.

Price per workshop: $35 plus GST
What to bring: pencils & sketchbook; art supplies; photo references or any still life objects you’d like to paint from
Located at: Atlantis Framing – 4515 Manhattan Rd SE, Calgary
To register or for more info: Call Atlantis Framing at 403-258-0075 or me, Cheryl Peddie, at 403-270-9755

Thanks so much for reading – you all are yet another reason why I paint. Best, Cheryl.

Upcoming workshops

January workshopsWinter workshops begin! I still have some spaces open in my Interiors & Still Life workshop tonight. But if you miss it, there’s another one on Thurs Jan 31. We had a ball at my last one in November. Located at: Atlantis Fine Framing Studio – 4515 Manhattan Road SE. To register please call 403-258-0075. Hope to see you there. Thanks for reading. Cheryl.

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

Galleria in Inglewood – All decked out
in Christmas tree finery. A selection of my paintings
are on the wall in the background.

All things ‘Christmas’ and myself get along really well. I don’t go crazy about it. I still wait til December to put up my trees. (Yes, plural) But I’m in love with it all, particularly the Christmas lights – that was my Dad’s and my favorite ‘thing’ together. So, since I’ve begun doing more art shows this year, I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with doing Christmas arts and craft fairs. Well, some folks might say it’s more than a bit. I likely won’t argue. I am an artist after all. Which naturally entitles me to be a little … ‘quirky’.

Anyways I thought that with December coming up fast I should give you all the rundown of my remaining Christmas shows and demos:

Queensland Art Sale
Sat, Nov 24 – 9:00am – 5:00pm
649 Queensland Drive SE
For more details visit: www.qldartsale.com

What the Craft Artisan Fair
Sat, December 8th – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Bridgeland-Riverside Community Center (917 Centre Ave N.E.)
For more details visit: www.whatthecraft.ca

Painting Demonstration at Galleria in Inglewood
Sat, Dec 15 – 1:00 – 4:00pm
907 9th Ave SE, Calgary, AB – Tel 403-270-3612
www.calgarycraftedgifts.com

And of course, my Wed afternoon art lessons have begun at Atlantis Fine Framing Studio. To register or for more information, call Atlantis Fine Framing at: 403-258-0075.
www.atlantisframing.com

Hope to see you all some time through the holiday season. Thanks for reading, Cheryl.

It’s ‘officially’ official

‘A Chair in the Sun’ – 22″x28″ Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
by Cheryl Peddie
SOLD

WOOT! It’s official! I’m teaching art classes this fall at Atlantis Fine Framing Studio in SE Calgary!

It will be a weekly introductory painting class for adult beginners, with a focus on acrylics, oils & drawing. It’s a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere where everyone gets to work at their own pace, on their own projects.

My classes will be starting Sept 12 – running weekly on Wed afternoons from 1-4pm. $100 + GST per month. Plus Atlantis has free parking & wheelchair access. For more details about Atlantis: http://www.atlantisframing.com/en/; To register for a class & discover your creative side please give the wonderful folks at Atlantis a call – 403-258-0075.

I’ll be doing free painting demonstrations at Atlantis prior to that. So if you’d like to see me paint and get to know me a little be sure to stop by to watch a demo. I’ll be posting details about the demos as they firm up. There’s also a wide variety of other teachers and art that will be taught there in the fall, so attending a demo is the perfect way to dip your toe into creativity before you decide what type of class you’d like to take. (I’m also interested in expressive art, and will be looking into doing workshops on that in the near future.)

I’ve known the owner of Atlantis, Ken Bourassa for years – he and his top-notch team has done my framing ever since I began painting. They’re a group of genuine, creative folks to deal with and I’m looking forward to working with them. Thanks so much Ken!